Lemon Marinated Chicken


Chicken breasts are marinated in a tangy, zesty lemon sauce in this delicious recipe.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs
4 servings


  • ½ cup lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ medium onion, chopped

  • ½ cup long strip of lemon zest

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


  1. In a bowl, mix the lemon juice, vinegar, oregano, paprika, pepper, onion, and lemon zest. Place chicken in a medium baking dish. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Cover dish with aluminum foil, and refrigerate at least 4 hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. Place covered baking dish in the preheated oven. Do not drain marinade. Bake chicken 30 minutes. Uncover dish, and continue baking 15 minutes, until marinade is boiling and chicken juices run clear. Let chicken rest 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

151 Calories
3g Fat
8g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 151
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 33mg 163%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 296mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.